India take on Australia on Day 1 of the first Test between the two nations in Adelaide on Thursday.
India will look to shed the poor travellers tag when they take on Australia at the Adelaide Oval in the first Test between the two nations. Indian openers Murali Vijay and K.L Rahul kick off the Indian innings.
Josh Hazlewood strikes for Australia with a perfectly seamed delivery which forces Rahul to go for a nudge, resulting in a simple catch to Aaron Finch at slip. India 3/1 (2 overs). Cheteshwar Pujara on crease at one down.
India are off to a cautious start in the first five overs, following the unexpected early dismissal of K.L Rahul. The Australian pace bowlers are in good form which will make the task all the more formidable! India 6/1 (5 overs)
Mitchell Starc has accounted for Murali Vijay who attempts to go for an expansive drive off a swinging delivery, handing a simple catch to wicketkeeper Tim Paine. India 15/2 (7 overs). Skipper walks in to handle the situation. Kohli and Rahane need to ensure a steady partnership at this stage. India 19/2 (10 overs)
Australia has struck big with the prized wicket of Virat Kohli who seemed to be the only batsman comfortable on a tricky surface. Cummins deceives the Indian skipper with a swinging delivery which leaves him in no position but to hand a catch to Usman Khawaja. India 19/3 (10.3 overs)
Rahane departs off a full, swinging delivery which was bowled wide by Josh Hazlewood, inducing a nick to Peter Handscomb at slips.
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara are looking to ensure risk free gameplay on a pitch which has been increasingly favouring the bowlers at every stage. A couple of wickets at this stage could very well spell doom for the India! India 50/4 (25 overs) India last batted first in the opening Test of a series at the Gabba in 1991/92. They were dismissed for just 239 and lost the five-match series 4-0